USCIS may issue up to 280 thousand Green Cards by September 30, 2022

The American immigration body may issue up to 280,000 new Green Cards based on work petition by the end of the fiscal year. The availability of Green Cards means an increase in the number of available workers in the market to make up for the shortage of manpower observed in the USA.

The large number of available Green Cards is directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The closing of American consulates and embassies limited the processing capacity, and visas not issued during the previous fiscal year were added to the Green Cards available for the current fiscal year.

In this regard, the USCIS prepares to decide on such cases with the purpose of extinguishing the excess Green Cards and normalize the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, so as to reduce delays in the issuance of such visas.


Written by Matheus Etrusco, Associate at Drummond Advisors

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